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London Lager (Liquid London) - Meantime Brewing Company Limited

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London Lager (Liquid London)London Lager (Liquid London)

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BA SCORE
79
okay

34 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Meantime Brewing Company Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CHickman on 07-01-2011)
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2/5  rDev -41.3%

Photo of janubio
2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

Clear yellow colour, small head that vanishes too soon. Tiny lace. Herbal and citrus aroma. Light body. Clean palate, taste of citrus, herbal. A bit dissappointing, I expected more from a Meantime.

Photo of BeerTruck
2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of GarethRussell
2.83/5  rDev -17%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance - Poured cold from the fridge straight into a glass. Very little head, which quickly disappeared altogether. The beer was cloudy which was rather a surprise. It did have a satisfying straw colour to it though.

Smell - Not a big one on the nose this. Not much of anything to smell. But then, that's not unusual for a more mass-market lager.

Taste - Clean. A little malt on the end.

Mouthfeel - This I think is the greatest strength of this lager. The mouthfeel is sharp, not too carbonated and oh, so clean. On mouthfeel alone, I could drink this on a hot day for hours.

Overall - I'm a bit disappointed by this one. I was expecting something a bit more exciting from Meantime.

Photo of thepeter
2.98/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours straw colored and with a very nice tight white finger head that lasted. Smelled and tasted like most Lagers more going on than a BMC but not enough to make a big deal. Bit of field adn grass and hop bitterness in each. Palate is light and carbonated well but slightly aggressive. Overall it is a decent lager but there are pleanty of better ones (by the same brewer) out there. Overall just a better than Macro lager that I will probably not get again.

Photo of bjohn84
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.08/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 330ml bottle with a BB of June 2012. The label has a trendy hand-drawn panorama of London on the front.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A clear golden colour with good carbonation. Forms a small head of white foam that doesn't hang around. Aroma of light grainy malt with a hint of stewed veg/leaves. No hoppy notes to be found.

Tastes of light malt with a faint stewed bitterness. Notes of grain and subtle background citrus, accompanied by a stewed leaf character. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, leaving the palate slightly dry. Mild aftertaste of stewed leaves.

Disappointing. I was hopping for a decent aromatic hop character to add floral notes to a light beer, rather than overcooked hop bitterness. The malt is too light to round out the flavour. This is a shade above a macro lager, but that isn't saying much. Spend your money on something else (like Meantime's pilsner).

Photo of Pelicanrocks
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Half pint in the Greenwich Union, Meantime Breweries tap house: Thin white head on a body of bright, clean golden beer, lacing all down the glass as I consumed the refreshing brew after a healthy walk.

Weak nose, like most lager/pilsner/helles beers, some grainy hints maybe, hop floral notes possibly but a great deal of anything.

Clean tasting, with some mini hop bitterness, subdued malt feel towards the end of the taste: nothing that sets it apart from cheaper mass produced UK or other lagers I’ve tasted, OK but that’s all.

Photo of BeerInspector
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of diverite
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of flyingpig
3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Golden straw colour with good clarity & a two finger sized, bubbly white head that has okay retention.

Light grain, some adjuncts & a little bit of grassy hops along with perhaps a little lemon too.

Well balanced & less harsh with regards to the grain than the nose. There is some good floral hops upfront and a little bit of spice mixed in too

Light, crisp & refreshing offering here that is highly drinkable & overall is very well balanced. The finish isn't all that bitter & there is a nice lingering sweetness to it.

An excellent pale/premium lager that you could drink all night. It has an excellent balance to it & although not bursting with flavour it still has enough to keep you interested.

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Photo of JohnQVD
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Rwalford74
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Dylonious
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of basili1250
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of gregcordle
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Sam-VW
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of JSOBB
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of FLima
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale golden color with a short head with low retention. Tasted it at the brewery and unpasteurized. It lagered for 6 weeks.
Aroma of grassy hops. Mild sweet taste balanced with spicy and grassy hops giving a bitter taste.
Light Body with a medium carbonation with small bubbles.
Very refreshing beer, one notch above good mass beers.

Photo of Stuckey_Stuckey
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of MrKennedy
3.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle purchased from Warners at the Bay and poured into a Redoak globe style glass.

Pours a light golden colour with a bit of haze about it. Nice white head of foam that measured a finger and settled at just above film.

Aroma is initially of grain while some light sweet malt comes through later on.

Flavour is clean grain with a little bit of toasted malt sweetness that carries it home.

Mouthfeel is solid, as i've come to expect from most Meantime stuff. Not a lot of bitterness in this, but some mouth coating at the end.

Overall a well brewed, clean, solid lager. Not spectacular, but decent enough.

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London Lager (Liquid London) from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
79 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.